Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema

If you or someone you know suffers from Eczema or Psoriasis you’ll know the distress it can cause, especially during the winter months. While modern medicine has made great progress in the treatment of these issues, many of us are searching for a natural alternative to ease the discomfort of these skin conditions.

New Zealand Manuka (Leptospermum Scoparium) has been used therapeutically for centuries and numerous scientific studies have backed up what the Maori people and early settlers have always known.

Manuka Flower

New Zealand Manuka Flower

Grown and extracted in New Zealand, Goodsport Manuka oil is naturally antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal. It can soothe the inflammation associated with eczema and psoriasis while helping to prevent infection caused by Staphylococcus Aureus and other bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus has long been associated with atopic dermatitis. This bacteria appears to occur at relatively high abundances in the areas of skin that are affected.

Manuka oil’s natural ability to keep swelling and inflammation at bay works well to relieve the itching and scaling caused by these skin conditions.

Goodsport-Manuka-Oil

Goodsport Manuka Oil

 

How to use Manuka Oil?
Manuka oil can be applied sparingly, directly to the affected site. Regular applications will give the best results. Try a small area first to assure yourself of no adverse reaction. Sensitivity to Manuka oil is very uncommon but discontinue use if you’re unsure.

Our 100% natural Manuka oil is a concentrated essential oil. Like most other essential oils, it can be applied:

  • Aromatically-the “aroma” you breathe is a vapour of the oil and contains all the same properties as the oil itself (try it in an oil diffuser, it smells great.)
  • Internally- only as a gargle with water, we do not recommend ingesting.
  • Topically-apply oil directly to the skin, a few drops will do, or dilute with a carrier oil.
  • Externally-around the home.

For an alphabetical list of other uses, see our Guide to Using Manuka Oil.

Disclaimer: All material provided within this article is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. The information provided is believed to be accurate based on the best judgement of the Company and the authors. The reader is responsible for consulting with their own health professional on any matters raised within.

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